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Shane Nigam controversy: Producers write letter to ban Malayalam actor from south Indian industry

Malayalam actor Shane Nigam has tendered an apology for his controversial statement on a social media platform where he termed film producers as "mad caps".

Shane Nigam controversy: Producers write letter to ban Malayalam actor from south Indian industry
BANGALORE, First Published Dec 12, 2019, 3:57 PM IST
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Facing a ban over his alleged non-cooperation in completing two Malayalam movies, actor Shane Nigam on Wednesday tendered an apology to film producers over his recent outbursts against them. Now, Shane Nigam is staring at ban from the South Indian Film Chamber (SIFC), which is the apex body of the Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam film industries.

A letter has been written to SIFC wherein, the producers association has demanded that Shane not be offered any projects in the four south Indian film industries until he compensates producers of films Veyil and Qurbani for the losses they have incurred after the projects had to be abandoned.

The 22-year-old actor recently hit out at the producers, saying "I doubt the producers have suffered not mental trauma but mental illness."

Admitting that he had made such a remark against producers during his interaction with media on Monday, the actor, in a Facebook post, said "my apologies if anyone is hurt by my words."

The producers had demanded a public apology from the actor for his outbursts against them.

Striking a note of reconciliation, the actor also said, "let's go through the path of forbearance."

Malayalam film producers recently decided to ban the "Kumbalangi Nights" actor Nigam from all their movies alleging producers of two films could not complete their projects due to the actor's "non-cooperation."

According to the association, Nigam had put producers of two movies -- Veyil and Qurbani-- in trouble due to his alleged non-cooperation by changing his hairstyle and shaving his beard.

Following this, the producers’ association decided to ban him and announced that they would not cooperate with the actor till the nearly Rs 7 crore loss faced by the two producers was compensated by Nigam.

Seeking the state government's intervention in the issue relating to his ban, Nigam had met state Cultural Affairs minister AK Balan at Thiruvananthapuram on Monday and explained the problems faced by him in the industry.

He narrated the issues being faced following the ban imposed on him. 

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